Humminbird introduces SmartStrike software
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Following the recent launch of the Humminbird® ONIX™ and ION™ Series at last year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the company has added another new technology to its arsenal.
“ONIX and ION represent the most versatile and powerful sonar hardware on the water. Now we are adding SmartStrike™ software to the mix and the power and technology is truly unprecedented,” said Dale Logue, Director of Marketing at Humminbird.
SmartStrike is a powerful programme contained on an SD card that allows anglers to utilise LakeMaster® map data and extensive search algorithms to pattern and locate fish.
Based on parameters like fish species, season, time of day and weather conditions, SmartStrike highlights areas of the lake map where the prey is most likely to be located – before a line is even wet. This minimises guesswork and fruitless searching and maximizes time on the water to fish. It’s like having your own personal fishing guide with decades of experience, says Humminbird.
You can build detailed searches by selecting your desired search criteria. Searches can be fast and easy – simply click onto any location on the water, select Find Similar Areas and millions of data points are searched to return other areas like the one selected.
The SmartStrike engine searches depth ranges, aspect, type of structure, proximity to major types of lake structure and more to quickly reveal your results.
SmartStrike SD map card search criteria:
- Time of day;
- Weather conditions – clouds or clear skies;
- Wind – calm or windy;
- Water clarity – clear or murky;
- Sun and current exposure.
SmartStrike SD maps are compatible with the new Humminbird ONIX and ION series and the SmartStrike full search functionality is exclusive to the Humminbird Lakemaster high-definition waters included on the card.
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